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Aug 14, 2012

Consulation on Wildlife Law Reform


The law commission is working on a full review of Wildlife Law on behalf of Defra and have published a consultation.

The law commission is working on a full review of Wildlife Law on behalf of Defra and have published a consultation.

The project concerns reform to the legislative regime for the conservation, protection, control and exploitation of wildlife species.

This will have direct relevance for zoos working with native species, species conservation and re-introduction projects and will change wildlife licensing issued by Natural England  but could have wide ranging impacts on any work involving UK wildlife.

We feel that this is an important issue and will be submitting a BIAZA contribution to the consultation. The BIAZA office  will co-ordinate contributions and write a consultation response. Zoos are of course welcome to submit their own responses as well.

The Consultation Paper  is available online at http://lawcommission.justice.gov.uk/consultations/wildlife.htm

The website also contains a summary, setting out key provisional proposals and other information about the project and consultation process.

Please submit your contributions  by the 31st October so we can have time to meet the deadline to [email protected]



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